Prayer Peaks Day 2012
The 15th annual Prayer Peaks Day is Saturday (always the Saturday before the Fourth of July), June 30, 2012.
God gave me this vision of masses of Christians praying specifically from the 54 Colorado Fourteeners. I never would have imagined brothers and sisters in Christ would be joining us from peaks/high places all over the United States and in the Philippines, Africa, Europe and South America on a common Prayer Peaks day over the years.
July 4, 1998 was the inaugural Prayer Peaks date — on our country's 222nd birthday. God gave me this vision to intercede for our nation because of my love for my country — and my hurt and pain over what has become of our nation. Also, my love of being out in His beautiful creation, specifically from my prayer times on the Colorado Fourteeners, is another reason for the birth of this national-day-of-prayer ministry.
I was not too surprised (though I was very hurt) that a little over three years after Prayer Peaks' birth date that we would suffer our worst attack on our nation in our HIStory — 9/11. And here we are today, where “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him” (Psalm 34:7) is no longer true of the United States. A nation that has been so incredibly blessed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, like our nation, and with all of the freedoms and prosperity that come along with it, cannot continue to shake our fists at God in rebellion toward Him and His ways and expect our nation to endure much longer. We all know the depressing statistics like our nation debt/deficit, divorce rate, crime rate, increase in erratic weather and devastating storms, and our nation marching to the idolatrous mantra of “pluralism” — our cultural norm that champions all religions as basically being the same and leading to the same place.
The only HOPE for our nation, I believe, is 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 — “If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Prayer Peaks joins with a number of other 2 Chronicles 7:14 based ministries calling us to humble ourselves, seek His beautiful face and pray for our crumbling nation. Please join us out in the high-country on June 30 to humble ourselves before our loving Father as we seek Him through our Resurrected Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit that comes from intentional, purposeful and united prayer with brothers and sisters on various peaks simultaneously.
I highly recommend reading The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn that just came out several months ago to learn where our nation stands prophetically — an incredible eye-opener from this Messianic Jew from New Jersey: http://www.theharbinger-jonathancahn.com/
See you on the June 30 for Prayer Peaks!
Sincerely in Christ,
Climbing For Christ board member
CANADA: Brandy Everts, the coordinator of C4C Canada, is organizing a climb of Table Mountain. She asks everyone to meet at the entrance of Beaver Mines Lake Campground, 15 kilometers south of Beaver Mines, Alberta. Email: beverts@ClimbingForChrist.org.
UNITED KINGDOM: Matt Caswell of Bristol is organizing this event. “The boys here want to keep the event local to us in the South West of England, so this year we will climb a minor hill in between Bath and Bristol,” he said. “They feel that it is important that as we pray, if we can see our cities, towns and villages around our immediate home, our prayers can be more focused. Furthermore, we are aiming to coincide our climb with you guys over the pond; so we will undertake our trip at the end of the day and possibly descend in darkness. As these boys are British we are also planning to have a cup of tea at the summit as we pray!!” Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- COLORADO — Mount Bierstadt. Led by Jim Doenges. To carpool or caravan, meet at the front parking lot of South Suburban Christian Church on Broadway in Littleton at 5:00 a.m. sharp. Caravan will leave no later than 5:10 a.m. Contact: email email@example.com. Info on Bierstadt at http://www.summitpost.org/mount-bierstadt/150196.
- COLORADO — Hogsback in Durango. Led by Mike Wall. Meet at trailhead at 9 a.m. NOTE: Climb may be moved if smoke from nearby fires is too dangerous.
- MINNESOTA — Ely's Peak in Duluth. Led by Isaac Will. To carpool or caravan, meet at the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot at 10 a.m. Hiking starts at 10:30 a.m. Bring family, friends, lunch to eat on top of Ely's Peak. No special equipment necessary for the hike. There are short climbs available. Contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (952) 250-3161. Info on Ely's Peak at http://www.summitpost.org/ely-s-peak/615295.
- NEW YORK — Giant Mountain in St. Huberts. Led by Jordan Rowley. Meet at Roaring Brook Trailhead at noon. Contact: email jrowley@ClimbingForChrist.org.
Anyone else wanting to take a Prayer Peaks Day hike can email info@ClimbingForChrist.org.
Posted May 6, 2012 / Updated June 22, 2012